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What are parts of speech?
Language is made up of different words with different functions. These words are are known as parts of speech.
These categories are:
Today, I will discuss prepositions.
All About Prepositions
Prepositions connect nouns and pronouns with other words in a sentence. They usually give information about time, places, and direction.
According to Oxford Dictionaries, they describe:
- The position of something: The dog crawled between us.
- The time when something happens: The class starts at 9 a.m.
- The way in which something is done: We went by train.
Examples: above, after, among, around, along, at, before, behind, beneath, beside, between, by, down, from, in, into, like, of, off, on, out, over, through, to, up, upon, under, with.
Some prepositions are made up of more than one word. Examples: because of, next to, on top
Prepositions link nouns and pronouns to other words, called objects, in a sentence. They show space or time between the noun and the object.
The cat is under the table.
- Cat is the noun.
- Under is the preposition.
- Table is the object.
Look out for next week’s post on articles.
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